Since Little Miss has been born we’ve traveled to Ottawa, Southern Ontario, Red Rock, Buffalo, London, and gone camping a few times. The addition of one small human being to our family seems to exponentially complicate packing and travel.
Things we have forgotten to pack on various occasions:
- The pack n’ play. Also known as Little Miss’ travel bed. Thankfully when we forgot this crucial item we were merely staying 15 minutes from home and could retrieve it without too much hassle.
- Pajamas for Little Miss.
- Baby spoons.
- Bedtime cream, bedtime books, and other items that have become integrated into her bedtime routine.
- Baby carrier/wrap.
- The cord for the breast pump. This item isn’t so useful when you can’t plug it in.
- That time when I only packed one heavy sweater for Little Miss and the whole trip ended up being cold…and there were no laundry facilities.
I figure we manage to fit all three of us and most of the baby gear into the car we’re doing well. Most of the extras can be bought or done without. Though having can make life a whole lot easier. These days I seem to permanently have a nagging feeling that I’m forgetting something.